FAQ’s – Botswana Adventurer Safari

What camping equipment do you provide?
  • Walk in 2.5 metre x 2.5 metre dome tents
  • All cutlery and crockery pots and pans
  • Note: no sleeping bags are provided, they can be rented for US$30 per sleeping bag and need to be booked in advance
  • 50mm foam sleeping mattress
  • Bush loo and bucket shower
  • The vehicle is equipped with a small refrigerator
What should we bring? (Safari Packing Guide)

When travelling on a mobile safari, luggage must be compact, light and easy to pack into the trailer. Each guest is limited to 20kg of luggage in a soft carrier bag as well as an additional small day bag plus limited camera equipment. See our “Packing Guide” for full details.

How close will we be to nature?

Extremely! A mobile safari allows you to get up close and personal to nature.  The campsites are unfenced and game roams freely. Exhilarating!

How remote will the areas that we visit be?

The mobility of the camp allows us to access remote areas and enables you to visit a diversity of locations on one safari, ensuring that you get a thorough taste of all that Botswana has to offer.

Do we need to participate in camp chores?

Your safari does include a safari guide and cook, however the Botswana Adventurer Safari is a participation style safari and guests will be required to assist with all camp chores, e.g. pitching tents, making fires, dishes etc which gives guests a true mobile camping bush experience.

Are the campsites fenced?

The campsites that we use are wilderness campsites in Botswana’s National Parks and Game Reserves to experience the true essence of the bush and are not fenced.


Each vehicle is equipped with satellite phone communication to guarantee contact with our Maun base. Our guides carry a first aid kit at all times and have been trained in its use. A safety briefing will be given on your first day.

Will I have to sign an indemnity form?

Yes, on arrival all guests are required to sign an indemnity form before the safari departs.

Will there be other guests on safari?

The Botswana Adventurer Safari departs with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 9 guests.

Is there a single supplement?

If you are a single traveller and are willing to share with another single guest of the same sex, there will be no single supplement. If you specifically require a single tent, there will be an additional charge of 15% of the total safari cost.

Should we tip?

Tipping is welcomed in Botswana and in restaurants the usual 10% is acceptable as no service charge is levied. If you are extremely happy with our service – An average would be US$40 per person for the guide and US$ 20 per person for the cook for the 7 days is appropriate.

Do you cater for vegetarians?

Yes we do have a vegetarian menu.

Can we charge batteries whilst on safari?

All of our vehicles are equipped with 12v (cigarette lighter type) adaptors for charging camera batteries.

What is the local time?

G.M.T. plus 2 hours.

What are the visa requirements?

Nationals of most countries receive an entry visa on arrival into Botswana. These include most citizens of Europe and the UK, North America, South Africa and Commonwealth countries. Please check your status before you depart and for more information please visit: www.worldtravelguide.net/botswana/ passport-visa Most flights to Botswana originate in Johannesburg, South Africa. Please be aware that you must have two facing blank pages in your passport to enter South Africa. This is very important; you will be refused entry if you don’t meet these requirements, even if you are only transiting. Please also note that if any of your own onward travel plans include spending time in or departing from Zambia (e.g. Livingstone Airport) then you will be required to show proof of Yellow Fever vaccination when arriving in South Africa, even if you are only in transit to your final destination.

What is the local currency?

Botswana Pula (BWP).

What are the pickup and drop off times in Kasane?

The pick up time for the Botswana Adventurer Safari in Kasane on Thursday is:

• 11am from the Zimbabwe Border

• 12.30pm at Kalahari Tours and Coffee Buzz

Failure to be at designated pickup points will result in arranging your own transfers at your own expense to the campsite in Chobe National Park.

The drop off time for the Botswana Adventurer Safari in Kasane on Wednesday is:

• 1pm at the Zimbabwe Border

• 2pm at Kalahari Tours and Coffee Buzz

The Nitty Gritty

• Is there a loo – yes bush loo also called a “long drop” loo

• Will I have a shower each day – Yes, showers are available to you on request.

• How much time do we spend driving – The safari in essence is a mobile safari so you spend a large part of the time in the vehicle. Please be aware that all roads are unpaved, some are mere tracks and some cross rivers – this can be bumpy and sandy!

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